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AIA or ConsensusDOCS: An Examination of Key Clauses to Help You Decide Which Forms are Best for Your Next Project

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This presentation will discuss the origins of these documents, the ins and outs of the competing forms, and the biases that are found in each set. You will be more prepared to identify the key terms that may seem innocuous but in reality could have a significant impact on your rights and obligations should you enter one of these form contracts.


This program will show you how to:

  • Understand the similarities between the AIA and ConsensusDOCS contract forms
  • Identify the key distinctions between the AIA and ConsensusDOCS contract forms
  • Help you take advantage of and determine which form document is right for your organization
  • Key concerns for owner/contractor agreements
  • Key concerns for CMs, A/Es and subcontractors
  • Which one works best in an IPD/BIM-specified or similar project
  • And, much more!


Who Will Benefit?

This webinar is a must if you’re a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, architect, engineer or attorney. 


Meet Your Presenters:


Mike F. Pipkin
Mike Pipkin heads the Texas Construction Practices Group for Sedgwick, leading a team that provides all aspects of counseling and litigation to contractors, subcontractors, sureties, private owners, developers, and design professionals on projects including high-rise office buildings and condominiums, heavy and light commercial, industrial, road and bridge, and residential construction. In addition to more than 20 years of litigation and arbitration experience involving a variety of construction projects, Mr. Pipkin has assisted clients in the preparation of traditional lump-sum and guaranteed maximum price contracts, construction management contracts, and agreements with contractors and architects, in addition to claims investigation and administration, resolution of lien disputes, and the pursuit and defense of construction claims of all types. Mr. Pipkin also represents clients in routine and complex business litigation, including fidelity, employee dishonesty, probate, commercial surety, contractor’s license bonds, lawyers, and directors’ and officers’ claims.


Andrew C. Harris
Andrew Harris is special counsel with Sedgwick’s Orange County Construction Practices Group. His practice focuses on the representation of contractors, subcontractors, developers and owners in all phases of the construction process, including contract disputes, delay, interruption, inefficiency, construction claims and payment disputes, as well as transactional matters such as contract preparation, negotiation and review. Mr. Harris also represents the interests of sureties in matters arising out of defaults and claims on public-works and private construction projects.

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